COVID-19 Updates for Bay Highlands

October 1, 2020

October is here and you may already be thinking about Halloween! Please read the following information regarding trick-or-treating in Bay Highlands this year:

 

Bay Highlands Civic Association (BHCA) will not be hosting an event at Augusta Park this year, but residents are still welcome to trick-or-treat or pass out candy if they feel comfortable doing so. BHCA is adopting the following recommendations from Anne Arundel County to keep families safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19:

 

  • Consider providing individually wrapped goodie bags on a table at the edge of your driveway or yard. Be sure to follow proper hand hygiene when preparing and handling treats.

  • If you choose to hand out candy, we recommend doing so from your driveway or yard rather than from your door. Consider giving out candy using a scoop or tongs so candy is not directly handled and children are not reaching into candy bowls or bags.

  • Please avoid touching your face and wear a face mask when 6 feet of social distance can not be maintained.

 

View the full list of recommendations from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

June 16, 2020

The playground at Augusta Park opens on Friday, June 19 at 5:00pm, following the reopening of Anne Arundel County playgrounds.

May 15, 2020

Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman signed executive order #21, which outlines Anne Arundel County's actions to move towards Stage One of Governor Hogan's Road to Recovery. Please note that the playground is still closed at this time. Read more about the announcement here.

March 31, 2020

Anne Arundel County issued an executive order to close all public and private playgrounds. As a result, the Bay Highlands playground at Augusta Park is closed until further notice. Read the full executive order here.

March 30, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a Stay at Home order to protect public health and safety. Read more about the announcement on Maryland's website here.

March 23, 2020

Supporting Our Neighbors During COVID-19​ (from Bay Highlands Board of Directors)

We hope you're all doing well despite this tough time of social distancing. Even if we must keep our physical distance for the time being, please remember to:

 

  • Check in on your neighbors, especially if they're feeling isolated without visitors.

  • Offer to pick up grocery or household items for neighbors if you're already making a trip to the store.

  • Wash your hands after visiting the playground or other community areas.

 

If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to a neighbor or the BHCA Board and we'll do our best to assist or find someone to help you.

Resources from Maryland Emergency Management

Questions about the Governor's latest directives in response to COVID19
https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/

Questions about COVID19
https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Questions on COVID19 Testing
https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/coronavirus_testing_FAQ.pdf

Questions about mental health
https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_Maintaining_Mental_Health.pdf

At home learning resources
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/programs/Documents/ITSLM/ParentResources.pdf

How can I help my fellow Marylanders?
https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/

Questions about hunting, fishing, boating, state parks, marinas operations
https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2020/03/31/frequently-asked-questions-about-governor-hogans-stay-at-home-order/

What is considered an essential business 
https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04.pdf

Bay Highlands Civic Association, 2020